Environment : Current Affairs – December 2018
Deadly ‘volcano tsunami’ hits Indonesia after Krakatoa eruption:
During the busy pre-Christmas weekend 2018, a midnight eruption at Anak Krakatau volcano triggered a tsunami which struck Indonesia the following day. The devastating midnight disaster affected the coastlines of western Java and the southern Sumatra islands.
Krakatoa, or Krakatau is a caldera (volcanic feature formed by the collapse of a volcano into itself, making it a large, special form of volcanic crater) situated in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in the Indonesian province of Lampung.
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Delhi records the coldest day in 12 years:
The national capital of India recorded the coldest day in the past 12 years on 23 December 2018 with the minimum temperature dropping to 3.7 degree Celsius. The mercury drop, in turn, caused the air quality to turn “severe” as the Air Quality Index (AQI) recorded that day was 471.
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